• Booming 2014 to give way to moderated 2015? by Justin da Rosa | 13 Aug 2014

    ​CMHC forecasts gradually improving economic conditions in Canada in 2014 and 2015; though it also predicts a moderation in housing starts, according to its latest quarterly Housing Market Outlook report, released Wednesday. read more

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry | 13 Aug 2014

    Economists suggest level of housing starts is unsustainable… Banks see decline in insured mortgages… Lying on loan applications is OK!… Condo King says foreign ownership is 50 per cent of the market… read more

  • ​FSCO warns about unlicensed Toronto-based ‘broker’ by Jamie Henry | 12 Aug 2014

    The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is warning mortgage consumers and industry players not to conduct business with Mortgage Approval Canada and Mortgage Approval Centre, both of which are not licensed to broker business in Ontario. read more

  • ​Lenders forcing investors to move into commercial by Jamie Henry | 12 Aug 2014

    More landlords are selling up their single-family homes to get over the increasing obstacles imposed by lenders, according to investors. read more

  • CMHC crunches condo ownership breakdown by Justin da Rosa | 12 Aug 2014

    Brokers and industry professionals have often wondered what percentage of condos in Canada’s two biggest markets are owned by investors and the data has finally been compiled. read more

  • Daily Market Update by | 12 Aug 2014

    Housing starts up slightly in July… Consumer confidence drops, largely on real estate… Trio of cities jostle for place as Canada’s wealthiest… And the tax efficient way for parents to help their kids buy a home… read more

  • Broker: Lender's products are what matters by Justin da Rosa | 11 Aug 2014

    One leading broker has echoed the same sentiments of some of Canada’s largest broker networks: it is a lender’s products – and not it’s affiliation with one particular network – that will determine broker opinion. read more

  • Permits up and which brokers will benefit? by Jamie Henry | 11 Aug 2014

    Brokers in some surprising markets can expect a business boom in the near future, with $8 billion worth of building permits were issued in June; up 13.5 per cent from May. read more

  • Want to innovate? Stop talking about innovation by MBN | 11 Aug 2014

    A new guide suggests a number of ways to get teams moving – including ditching the word ‘innovation’. read more

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry | 11 Aug 2014

    ​CMHC condo survey reveals levels of investment properties… Cottage market suffering from lack of supply… Analysts await existing sales data… And Canadian households’ net worth increases. read more